Electromicrobiology: Novel Approaches for Investigating Charge Transfer and Energy Transformation in Microbial Systems

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Respiratory microorganisms capture energy for growth and maintenance as they transfer electrons from energy sources to appropriate electron acceptors. Controlling the availability of electron donor and acceptor pairs provides opportunities for investigating fundamental aspects of energy transformation and distribution in defined and un defined microbial cultures. For example, we have noted that in all bacteria investigated to date electron acceptor limitation prompts the production of...

Protein Target Selection Challenges and Charge to Discussion Groups at Metagenomics 2008

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Adam Godzik, Burnham Institute of Medical Research and UC San Diego presents "Protein Target Selection Challenges and Charge to Discussion Groups"

Studying the Metagenomics Protein Universe: Novelty, Diversity and Divergence

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Studying the Metagenomics Protein Universe: Novelty, Diversity and Divergence Adam Godzik, Burnham Institute for Medical Research/UC San Diego

Accessing the Metatranscriptome for Complex Marine Microbial Communities

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Sequencing the expressed genetic information of an ecosystem (metatranscriptome) can provide information about the response of organisms to varying environ mental conditions. Until recently, metatranscriptomics has been limited to microarray technology and random cloning methodologies. The application of high-throughput sequencing technology is now enabling access to both known and previously unknown transcripts in natural com munities. We present a study of a complex marine meta...

Genomic Standards Consortium Report

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Genomic Standards Consortium Report Dawn Field, Oxford Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Towards a Standards Compliant Literature: The GSC eJournal

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George Garrity, Michigan State University Standards in Genomic Sciences (SIGS) is a new Open Access publication that is being created in cooperation with the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC). It is in tended to fill an unmet need for rapid publication of standards compliant reports on genomes and metagenomes, standard operating procedures relevant to large-scale sequencing initiatives, and various forms of technical reports, policy statements, meeting reports and other con tent that is...